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« on: April 13, 2010, 10:47:18 PM »

Does anyone know who sells a good restamped 480 distributor?
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 10:51:32 PM »

No one sells "good" restamped components. They are all very easy to spot by experts.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 10:54:11 PM »

Some guy on eBay sells very poor restamps.   My question is why bother if it's a restamp? 
My car doesn't have a 480 in it and I'm ok with it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 11:16:03 PM »

wow.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 10:09:58 AM »

whos going to look at the engine that far back anyway.just clock your dist. to make it that much harder to read
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 11:10:07 AM »

whos going to look at the engine that far back anyway.just clock your dist. to make it that much harder to read

Smart buyers  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 11:43:17 AM »

Not too many people discount a car for a wrong distributor!
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 12:34:37 PM »

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Not too many people discount a car for a wrong distributor!

No, but they do with a restamped one. It makes the entire car suspect.

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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 12:41:15 PM »

Not a lot of cars survived all of their original engine components as these were upgraded or changed without thought for future value.
The main components are what most people judge what they are buying.
Besides, many people buy restamped engine components with no knowledge that they are not original. Suspecting a entire car because of this is a bit of a stretch.
I wouldn't pass on a nice car just because it had a restamped distributor!
Just my opinion.
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 01:19:02 PM »

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I wouldn't pass on a nice car just because it had a restamped distributor!

It would depend on how the car is being represented and the price, but if I'm spending a huge chunk of change on a nice "correct" 69 Z28 and discover the distributor is a restamp, that throws the entire originality and pedigree of the car out the window. I wouldn't necessarily walk away, but I sure would scrutinize it to death! The first thing I always say to myself when I see a restamped component is "I wonder what else on this car is fake".

However, if the seller is up front about the restamps, and the price of the car reflects this, I would still scrutinize it to death, but in a less critical fashon.

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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2010, 01:33:12 PM »

I'd suspect the whole car for one restamped part, and question the owner's honesty and integrity entirely. If he knew it to be restamped, remove it or disclose the info. It's a known fact there are plenty of sellers taking advantage of peoples' lack of origionality knowledge, with their car sales and parts sales.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2010, 06:45:14 PM »

I'd second the last three posters.  However, the one thing that you have to take in to account is some innocent buyer may have gotten what they thought was an original dist. years before all the knowledge came out about re stamps and sold their car without knowing it.  Many people on TC have bought faked or stolen cars without knowing it at the time.  I have a 480 dist. that was on a DZ engine that was in my 68 Z28.  It has been said by some to be a re stamp, but I find it hard to believe that someone went to the effort of putting a re stamped dist. in an engine that didn't even belong in the car it was in.  Not to mention, that engine and dist. had been in the car since 1985 and a real 480 wouldn't have been any more than a fake one at that time.
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2010, 10:25:40 PM »

I've just spent the last 6 months researching the history of my 69 Z28. Like most Z28,s of that era it was driven hard with not much concern about original parts, but what survived was the drivetrain.
I can't afford buying all original nos parts, dist., alt. starter, etc., but I can afford a restamped part. I would never pass any restamped part as original. I didn't mean to mislead any of the Team Camaro members with my post.
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2010, 06:19:32 AM »

Have Jerry M. rebuild and recurve any original distributor for your car and put it in. Can't see those numbers back there anyhow. Put the correct cap and wires on the engine and go with it. JMO
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2010, 06:58:03 PM »

If your not trying to pass it off as an original, why bother with the restamp?
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2010, 12:44:01 AM »

I've just spent the last 6 months researching the history of my 69 Z28. Like most Z28,s of that era it was driven hard with not much concern about original parts, but what survived was the drivetrain.
I can't afford buying all original nos parts, dist., alt. starter, etc., but I can afford a restamped part. I would never pass any restamped part as original. I didn't mean to mislead any of the CRG members with my post.
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2010, 12:40:45 PM »


I can't afford buying all original nos parts, dist., alt. starter, etc., but I can afford a restamped part. I would never pass any restamped part as original.
I'm in the same boat I'd like to put mine back original as possible but the date code thing makes mine hard- late 69 build -I just dont see much available for them. all the parts you list above are rediculous on Fleabay sorry I cant see 1k plus for a points distributor for original #s if thats the only difference is what its stamped on it
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